New Japan Pro Wrestling sent out the following:

Dragon Dia to enter best of the Super Jr.!

DRAGON GATE star to replace Ryusuke Taguchi

As previously reported, Ryusuke Taguchi sustained injuries in a recent traffic accident that left him unable to compete in the Wrestling Dontaku series. As he continues to recover, it has been determined that Taguchi will not be cleared to enter Best of the Super Jr. 31.

We apologise to fans looking forward to seeing Taguchi wrestle and appreciate your understanding.

In Taguchi’s place will be 25 year old representative of DRAGONGATE- Dragon Dia! The former Triangle, Twin and Brave Gate champion enters Best of the Super Jr. for the first time, to become the fifth debutant in the lineup. How will he fare in the field of twenty? Find out as Best of the Super Jr. gets underway May 11 in Chiba, LIVE in English on NJPW World!